A Gentle Girl Named Babe

My name is Babe and I am searching for a new family. I thought I would be with my momma for the rest of my life, but my momma has Alzheimer’s, and is slowly forgetting to care for me. I like to think I have been a faithful and loving companion to my momma for all 11 years of my life, but the assisted facility thinks it is time to share my love with a new family. My human momma unfortunately has Alzheimers and it is the worst thing ever, to know that someone loves you so much, but just can’t seem to remember who I am or that I need care. My family has made this difficult decision to help me find a loving family that will care for me for the rest of my life. I am a gentle girl who would do best with an older family that can take me for walks a few times a day and help me shed a few pounds to get down to a healthier weight. I have never really been around cats or younger children, but I do ok with other dogs. I am spayed, up to date on my shots, and in general good health for my age.

Would you consider being my final forever family and promise to love me like my momma wants me to be loved? I am being fostered in the Bay Area of Northern California. Please get your applications in fast! I am a keeper!

Donations towards Babe”s medical

Please Help Me Heal My Ears!

Lovey

URGENT! Gentle, sweet Lovey needs ear surgery on both ears as soon as possible! This little senior lady has had chronic ear issues that were left mostly untreated, until she came into the SCCR Sanctuary Program. It has come to that point for Lovey, that we either go forward with this ear procedure, or we will be forced to make a difficult decision because of her poor quality of life going forward. We are going to use a surgeon in Ventura, CA, so a foster for post-op care in that area would be deeply appreciated. The cost will be $4k to $4.5k. Lovey has reached the point now where all other options for her care have been tried and are no longer working. She is the sweetest, most darling girl,

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Lovey’s ear

and we believe that Lovey deserves to have a painless and comfortable life, surrounded by a family that loves her. Won’t you join with us to give Lovey the gift of comfort, in her senior years ahead? No gift is too small! Please help us to help Lovey!

 

Building A Dream

We are excited to start moving forward with our goal of building a Cocker Spaniel Sanctuary. We want to expand our senior dog sanctuary program and have a place we img_2603are proud to have you come visit and volunteer.

IMG_2606The Second Chance Cocker Sanctuary will house senior Cockers in our Bed and Biscuit area, we will have a section for dogs who need training for aggression or can not be adopted because they are too dangerous, and finally we will have an adoptable dog area for dogs waiting for a foster or adopter to find them. We will continue to use foster homes as the base for our adoptable dogs, as they learn so much from living with our foster families that makes them more adoptable quickly. For our permanent residents, we will make a comfortable living area with what ever it takes to give them a good quality life. We will have paid staff living on site and lots of volunteers to help with the work load. We will need a work team of volunteers when we purchase our property to help build the dog’s buildings and create our Sanctuary.

IMG_2605The first thing we need is a committee of dedicated volunteers to make this dream come true…Lawyers, Realtors, business people, project managers, fundraising, researchers, etc…they will be pricing property, getting building estimates, putting together business plans, designing the theme, leading the fundraising and their goal is to make our dream a reality.

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We need to decide on a location. It has to be easy to get to, not far from a major city, has lots of tourism and inexpensive land. We are looking for at least 5 acres with a house or mobile home and garage or barn on it. One location we are looking at is Tuolumne County in the Gold Country (pictured above) where we can build an old fashion gold mining town theme. Thanks to a generous gift from a supporter last year we are starting out with $30,000 in our building fund. We will need a min of $50,000 for a down-payment.

 

If you are interested in learning more about helping make this dream come true with a donation to our building fund or volunteering tomorrow  make it happen contact Elizabeth at 805-687-4674. Help us save more senior Cockers. There are too many getting dumped in our shelters every day.

Never Too Old for a Second Chance

JAKE STILL NEEDS OUR HELP! Jake was surrendered by owner for euthanasia for being too

old! That hurts our ears to hear, but thanks to your donations we stepped right up and pulled this sweet boy to safety.

Jake had his vet visit last week. He is scheduled for a dental and a bilateral eye ablations because he has glaucoma. His nails were so bad they were growing into his pads. We took care of that right away. Jake’s current medical care will bring in costly vet bills of at least $1,500. Anything you can donate will

help us give him the care he deserves.

We found a temporary foster but are still in need of a foster for this boy. If you are interested place fill out an application or call us at 805 687 4674. Thank you!

Saved from the Cold

image1In some of the worst weather conditions imaginable, a good samaritan came across two senior dogs left outside with snow on the ground. This same person delivered them to a shelter in a nearby town. Our newest volunteer, and adopted mom of Mimi, saw them appear in a Facebook posting and decided to leap into action to help! She talked her local shelter into allowing her to foster the bonded pair. She then got in touch with Second Chance Cocker Rescue, and asked us if we would be willing to pull them, and take them under our wing. We talked to the shelter and got permission to take them into SCCR. The Cocker Spaniel, whose name is Smokey, needs immediate eye surgery due to Glaucoma, and a possible injury to the other eye as well. The other dog, Clover was given assistance with her dental issues through the shelter. We want to thank Barbara at the local shelter for being so easy to work with and for offering to take care of little Clover’s dental. Lin will continue to foster and to assist with medical care. A huge thank you to Lin for her caring heart.

Lin’s report on both dogs: Smokey is so sweet! And very loving, even enduring excruciating pain, from his eye issue, and possible frostbite. He more than likely saved little Clover’s life, by sheltering her small body from the snowstorm. Smokey can hear very well even though he is nearly blind. His bonded buddy Clover is deaf, but is able to see. Clover is dear and gentle little female terrier who watches out for her friend Smokey. He does the same for her! 12 year old Smokey weighs about 36 lbs. Little Clover weighs about 16 lbs and is about 9 years of age.

image2We are asking for help with their medical care. Medical bills are likely to be ongoing and expensive. Both Smokey and Clover are now very well cared for, in a safe and warm home with Lin for now. It is such a blessing to see the outpouring of love and support for these two rescued pups! Thank you!

 

A Third Chance for Honey Boo Boo

This little girl has been through a lot recently. In the last 4 months, poor Honey Boo Boo went from having a happy home of 10 years, to being abandoned at the groomer’s with her brother Luke.

Luke was adopted right away, but Honey was not, because people thought she was too old. Second Chance Cocker Rescue could not say no to rescuing sweet Honey. She was adopted to a nice lady, who also had an English Setter. Sadly, a month ago, Honey’s new owner committed suicide, and both dogs were taken to the CCSPCA shelter.
Several volunteers kept in constant contact, and waited patiently until the dogs were

released. Finally, we got the call that Honey Boo Boo would be released and we needed to come ASAP. Needless to say, Honey’s fate was finally decided. A wonderful foster family rushed to the shelter and picked her up! Her adopted brother, Billy, went to a rescue for Setters.

After all that Honey had endured, she finally ended up in a loving, happy home that she so deserved.  SCCR actually gave Honey her third chance.  They say the third time’s a charm, right? Congratulations to the Sharp family on your new addition. We wish you many happy years together.  Be happy, sweet Honey!
So that SCCR can continue to support other dogs in need, especially seniors like Honey, we need your support. Every dollar helps! We never want to see a dog rejected because they are deemed “too old.”

Dodger Hits a Home Run!

dodgerThis poor guy was turned in by his owners last week as a “euth request.” Fortunately, the shelter did not deem him a candidate.   An amazing woman got him out of the shelter, and is taking care of him. SCCR has offered to make him one of our Sanctuary Dogs.

Meet Dodger. He is a purebred, black, 14 year, adorable, sweet old guy.

Dodger needs to get some meat put back on his bones; he’s really, really skinny. The family that dumped him said he was incontinent. His left eye is completely white with a caratact. His teeth are in terrible condition. His nails are overgrown, and his ears are smelly and matted. He hasn’t been taken care of in a very long time.

Dodger will be visiting our vet to see what needs to be done.

We are able to help dogs like Dodger, who may get passed up on because of their age, thanks to our supporters. We are also able to provide medical care for these dogs for their entire lives through our Sanctuary Program. Any donations you can provide, large or small are so appreciated. Dodger is already wagging his tail with gratitude!

Just as our Los Angeles Dodgers are having a winning season, it looks like this sweet boy named Dodger will too!

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